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It sounds like Sean Monahan is open to giving the Calgary Flames a hometown discount on a long-term deal.

"If you're a high-end player and you're playing somewhere at a young age, that's where your heart is and that's where you want to win," Monahan said. "Our goal is to bring a Stanley Cup to Calgary, so if that's what it is, that we can bring other players in, to have a little extra money room and get them in to help us to be a better team, I think that's the idea." Monahan is a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level contract. He had 58 goals and 125 points in 162 games over the past two seasons and at the age of 21 (22 in October), he has the potential to keep growing. Even if he leaves some money on the table, any long-term deal involving him will be lucrative, possibly in the $6 million annually range, based on what other talented RFAs have gotten this summer.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 20 - 5:07 PM

Matthew Tkachuk has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames.

Tkachuk was taken with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He's got the potential to someday be a top-line power forward, although it might take him a few years before he's having an impact in fantasy leagues. He had 37 goals, 107 points, and 80 penalty minutes in 57 OHL contests last season. He recorded another 40 points in 18 playoff games.
Jul 7 - 6:51 PM

Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard have joined the Calgary Flames as assistant coaches.

They'll work under new bench boss Glen Gulutzan. Cameron is going to be familiar to a lot of people as he served as the head coach of the Ottawa Senators for the last two seasons. Jerrard, meanwhile, has spent the past three campaigns working as an assistant coach with the AHL's Utica Comets. Prior to that he was an assistant with the Dallas Stars.
Jul 7 - 4:25 PM

Matthew Tkachuk has been looking at Corey Perry as someone to emulate on the advice of the OHL's London Knights' coaching staff.

"They said, ‘You have a lot of similarities to him,’ and that’s when I started to watch him a lot more," Tkachuk said. "I just think he’s somebody that is able to be so effective in so many different ways — score and make plays and provide a lot of offence, but also be an energy boost for his team. He’s a guy who is so competitive and I think that’s my best asset as a player is my competitiveness. That’s what has gotten me so far and what hopefully can get me a lot further." Tkachuk has the potential to be a top-end power forward in the not too distant future. He's coming off of a strong season where he recorded 30 goals, 107 points, and 80 penalty minutes in 57 OHL games. After that Calgary selected him with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Jul 7 - 4:46 AM

Linden Vey's decision to sign with Calgary has kept him united with Glen Gulutzan.

Gulutzan was an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks before accepting his new role as the Flames' bench boss. He's also played with Hunter Shinkaruk in the past. "It’s exciting, knowing where the next chapter is going to be," Vey said. "I’m really excited to join the Calgary Flames organization. It makes the transition a little easier, especially knowing the coach and a guy that’s obviously from there and had played the last little bit of the season with them." Vey had four goals and 15 points in 41 games with Vancouver last season. He's joining the Flames on a one-year, two-way contract.
Jul 6 - 4:17 AM

Linden Vey has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Calgary Flames.

Vey had four goals and 15 points in 41 contests in 2015-16. He also had three goals and 15 points in 26 AHL games.
Jul 5 - 3:25 PM

Brian Elliott is quite the competitor, even in practice, according to teammate Troy Brouwer.

Brouwer and Elliott were teammates in St. Louis last season and both will now ply their trade for the Calgary Flames. "He’s an absolute competitor," Brouwer said. "He’s that goalie that if you score on him in practice, he’ll shoot the puck back at you. Players always get pissed off when they do that, but you love to see that competitive spirit in him." Elliott will likely play in 55-60 games barring injury this season and should get 30-plus wins with good peripherals. He should go early and be in the 11-15 range as far as drafting for netminders.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 3 - 7:40 AM

GM Brad Treliving was surprised when he found out that Troy Brouwer was building a home in Calgary.

Brouwer signed a four-year deal Friday with the Flames and told Treliving that he was building a place for his family in Calgary on June 25th, the first day prospective UFAs could talk to other teams. "It was during this dating period or whatever it is, and his agent told me, ‘You know what? He’s in Calgary. He’s building a house there,’ " Treliving said with a chuckle. "So my first thought was ‘Oh, yeah, that’s probably what he’s saying to 29 other teams. He’s probably building a place in Washington and Philly and Boston.’ And he’s like, ‘No, seriously, he’s building a house.’ " Brouwer had 18 goals and 39 points for the Blues last season but was prolific in the playoffs with eight goals and 13 points in 20 games, Look for a 20 goal, 45 point season from the veteran.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 2 - 8:13 AM

Chad Johnson has signed a one-year contract with Calgary worth $1.7 million.

Johnson played well for the Buffalo Sabres last season, where he posted a 22-16-4 record along with a 2.36 GAA and a .920 save percentage. He will serve as Brian Elliott's backup in 2016-17.
Jul 1 - 12:41 PM

Troy Brouwer has signed a four-year contract with Calgary.

His new deal has an annual average value of $4.5 million. Brouwer had 18 goals and 39 points in 82 matches with St. Louis last year.
Jul 1 - 12:27 PM

Troy Brouwer has spoken to a few teams during the interview period prior to free agency.

Brouwer can test the unrestricted free agent market on Friday. He played well for the Blues in the playoffs with eight goals and 13 points in 20 games, so he has attracted plenty of interest.
Jun 29 - 3:24 PM

Alex Chiasson played well with new Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan when the duo was in Dallas.

He scored six goals and added one assist in just seven games during a brief look with the Stars in the spring of 2013. Chiasson hasn't come close to resembling that same player since then. "I think I need to get that swagger back in my game," Chiasson said. "Look at some other players — for instance, (Johnny) Gaudreau in Calgary ... He's playing with swagger. That's one of the things that makes him successful. He just goes out there and plays the way he has to play. I mean, obviously he has a lot of talent. But I think for me, it's the same thing — just not to be as robotic. Go out there and follow the system, but also follow my instincts." He was acquired from Ottawa on Monday and will look to get himself back on the right track next year.
Jun 28 - 12:07 PM

Johnny Gaudreau received a qualifying offer from the Calgary Flames Monday.

The star left winger was among four players to receive qualifying offers from the Flames. Sean Monahan, Freddie Hamilton and Tyler Wotherspoon were the others. The Flames had till 5 p.m. ET Monday to retain the rights of all four players or they could have become restricted free agents July 1. Gaudreau, 22, scored 30 goals and had 78 points in 79 games last season. Monahan, 21, scored 27 goals and 63 points in 81 games.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 27 - 10:50 PM

Joni Ortio can become an unrestricted free agent on Friday after he didn't get a qualifying offer on Monday.

Still, he could end up signing with the Flames before that happens. Brian Burke indicated over the weekend that Calgary is comfortable with Ortio as the backup goalie for next season.
Jun 27 - 5:47 PM

Calgary has acquired Alex Chiasson from Ottawa in exchange for defenseman Pat Sieloff.

The Flames have also signed Chiasson to a one-year contract worth $800,000. He registered eight goals and 14 points in 77 games with the Senators last year.
Jun 27 - 4:10 PM


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